Many years ago I used to play ultimate frisbee every Sunday. And later when I'd talk to my now husband he would ask me...did you dominate? He was mostly joking but partly wondering if I was in a good mood which depended on how the game went! So, when I tackle any new project I only have plans to dominate. And applique circles are my new target.
If you're like me, you often see beautiful quilts, bags, etc. with perfectly appliqued circles. I love the look and I've decided that I (and YOU) deserve perfect applique circles too! Here I will describe how to create applique circles and hope you find it helpful whether you've never done it before, or have your own method.
I've used the textile created from the Electric Bubblegum Patchwork Sashiko Kit for these applique circles. If you want some for your own, you can get the kit here!
Patchwork Sashiko Textile or quilting cotton
Pellon 70 Peltex Sew-in Stabilizer
Object from which to trace a circle (I used a biscuit cutter!)
Washable pencil or pen
Needle, thread & scissors
Iron (starch if desired)
Watch the videos below to achieve applique circle perfection! (Note: these are the first videos using a new recorder...and my settings caused some blurriness in the action. I'm learning!)
STEP 1: Introduction
STEP 2: Materials Needed
STEP 3: Cut out the template
STEP 4: Cut out the textile/fabric
STEP 5: Basting stitch
STEP 6: Iron
STEP 7: Finish that circle!
I hope this tutorial has given you the confidence to dominate those circles! Stay tuned to see what I do with my new applique pieces. Try it for yourself and use the tag #appliquecircledomination if you post a photo!
Want to get your own kit and follow along? Find all my Patchwork Sashiko Kits and downloadable Instruction Manual in my Etsy Shop.
Have a project of your own that you created with my Patchwork Sashiko Kits or Instruction Booklet? I'd love to see it! Post it on Instagram and tag me! @banjoflannel
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